Summer 1 (Super) Compressed:
May 7 to May 31, 2018.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 12 to 3 p.m. plus 3 hours online.
Band 3 course descriptions
PSYC-1079-80: Forensic Psychology
How have TV dramas, movies, and documentaries such as CSI and Making a Murderer influenced the jury and our understanding of criminals? What characteristics make up a psychopath? Why is there an overwhelming number of lone wolf terrorists in North America, and how is this affecting our safety? In this course, we will examine the many violent expressions of power, revenge, terror, greed, and loyalty, as well as the biological and environmental contributions. We will examine sexual sadists, serial killers, and mass murder cases such as Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo, James Holmes, Ed Gein, Charles Manson, and Mark Lepine. Topics discussed in this course include multiple murder in popular culture, psychopathy, criminal responsibility, sexual sadism, terrorism, eyewitness memory, and psychological profiling. Finally, we will debate sentencing and punishment from across the world.